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  #1  
September 23rd, 2012, 04:37 PM
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It's about time I start one of these journals. I'm going to post photo's of HPTS and OPKs and basically post at least once a week about what's going on TTC-wise at the moment.

But to start off with.

I'm Nana, 22 years old. DH is Dustin, 22 years old. We've been married for a year October the 3rd. Been together since '09, living together since 2010. I'm a preschool teacher and I've wanted kids my whole life. I come from a very traditional Irish Catholic family and I'm the oldest daughter to not have kids yet . I dream of a large traditional family with falls of bonfires and summers of swimming.

We've been TTC since February, with no results, no pregnancies, no miscarriages. But I've recently begun using OPKs, I've added a prenatal vitamin, B6, and evening primrose oil as well. Last cycle we did the Sperm Meets Egg plan and we're continuing that this cycle.

Anyways I'm on CD12 right now and here's my OPK from this morning:

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September 23rd, 2012, 08:08 PM
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YAY! *waves*

I've never heard of the sperm meet egg plan. the title made me giggle.. I see them in my head shaking hands, and then the egg grabs the sperm and devours it.
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September 23rd, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Lmao Ashley!!! I'm on my kindle but basically the Sperm Meets Egg plan is BD every other day beginning CD 8..begin using OPKs on CD10...

Once your OPK comes back + you should BD that night and two additional nights in a row. Skip a night and then BD again.
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September 23rd, 2012, 10:06 PM
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ahh. DH would throw a fit. Up to about 3dpo are the only times I never say no to sex. Every day has worked in the past.. just couldn't stay pregnant.

I hope it works for you!!
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September 24th, 2012, 04:00 AM
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Lol. Honestly we do a lot of everyday thrown in there too...I haven't followed the plan exactly but often DH is exhausted because he works from six AM to six PM five days a week. Right now he's a landscaping foreman doing hard labour most days (what with it getting cold and rainy that takes a toll on him) and he's dog tired by seven every night. Still wants it most nights but as long as it's not close to the fertile times I can let it slide sometiems when we're both tired
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September 24th, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Here's my negative CD13 OPK



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September 24th, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Yay, you have a journal!

Looking forward to watching your TTC journey (although I would rather read your "Pregnant with #1 Journal" ).

Crossing fingers for an egg soon!
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September 24th, 2012, 12:48 PM
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I hope that turns bright blue soon!!!!!
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Adenomyosis and Polyps.
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells
D&C/Hysterscopy/Polypectomy - August 21st - Follow up Sept 4
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
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September 24th, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Hi Nana, I'm so happy to have another journal to stalk..I think i've seen you over in the TTC board before right??

I hope you get your +ve OPK soon and that your new plan works and gets you your BFP

Here's some baby dust for good measure
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September 24th, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Thanks, ladies.

Jen, I used to be more in the TTC #1 board/Newlyweds board but it seems like those two don't get as much traffic. I think I'm going to frequent TTC#1 a little more again. But I like to post a lot

Thanks for the baby dust!
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September 25th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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Negative CD14 OPK lol

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September 26th, 2012, 11:21 AM
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The "Sperm Meets Egg" plan is interesting. We've been doing a variation of that this cycle, but I didn't know I wasn't going to O until CD 32.

Anyway, glad to have you in the forum, and glad you've started a journal! Can't wait to see the + OPKs and HPT!

-Christi
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Me: 40, DH: 44 (He has a 15-year-old from a previous marriage)
I'm a Type 1 diabetic (27 years and counting), and I've had gastric bypass (8 months ago - currently 15 lbs away from goal weight)


TTC for roughly 2 years now with no hint of success thus far.


Started with an RE on 7/23/2014 and so far:


SA came back with 44 million, 27.3% alive
Fibroids and endometriosis evidence present
HSG normal - both tubes open


Cycle 1: August, 2014
CD 3 - 7: Clomid
CD 14: Post-Coital test (cervical cells look great, no sperm present)
CD 16: Ovulation
CD 21: Progesterone @ 12.0
CD 28: Ultrasound to check for...? Not sure at this point.


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September 26th, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Thanks, Christi, hopefully you'll get your BFP this cycle



CD15 Negative at 6:30
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September 26th, 2012, 03:50 PM
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do you usually O later in the cycle Nana?

I usually O between cd 16 and 17, but I've been drinking 1 cup of fertilitea a day and my O's happen between 12 and 13.
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Adenomyosis and Polyps.
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells
D&C/Hysterscopy/Polypectomy - August 21st - Follow up Sept 4
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014
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September 26th, 2012, 04:04 PM
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Yup. I've usually ovulated like CD16 - 18 ..
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September 27th, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Negative at CD16...c'mon ovaries :/
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September 27th, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Don't you hate when they refuse to do what you want them to do?

Come on ovaries, do your thing!!!!!!
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Adenomyosis and Polyps.
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells
D&C/Hysterscopy/Polypectomy - August 21st - Follow up Sept 4
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014
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September 27th, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Next cycle I'm thinking about trying Progesterone cream. I've researched the brand and I found the Emerita progesterone cream sounds best, but there seems to be two different kinds. I'm wondering which is better.

Amazon.com: Emerita Pro-Gest Natural Progesterone Cream, Paraben-Free, 4-Ounce Tube: Health & Personal Care

Amazon.com: Emerita Phytoestrogen Body Cream with Black Cohosh, 2-Ounce Tube: Health & Personal Care

Amazon.com: Pro-Gest Body Cream Single Use Packets - 48 Single Use Packet - Cream: Beauty

Amazon.com: Emerita - Pro-Gest Paraben Free, ounces, 2 cream: Health & Personal Care
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September 27th, 2012, 06:38 PM
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I have the regular pro-gest cream.

Black cohash has some very conflicting information. It says it can help those who didn't respond to clomid, but it also says not to take during pregnancy or while trying unless you're being watched by a doctor.

Vitex works great for me (I have fertilitea) earlier and stronger O's, and I was taking it the cycle of my miscarriage. the key is not to stop taking it Post O, or you can actually cause yourself to lack progesterone. (wish I'd have known that.. *slaps forehead*
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Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum
Matthew&Mark 08/24/2005 9w1d, Mattie Anne 04/07/2008 8w Mel&Dee 01/19/2010 (8 weeks) and 5 chemical pregnancies
Hope 07/22/2012@4w1d, Konnor 11/24/2012@3w6d,"Emmy"1/15/2013@ 3w6d, Ronen 02/10/2013@3w5d, Joy 07/19/2013@3w6d, "Pea" 09/06/2013@ 3w3d

Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Adenomyosis and Polyps.
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells
D&C/Hysterscopy/Polypectomy - August 21st - Follow up Sept 4
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014
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September 27th, 2012, 06:45 PM
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Okay so do you measure it out with a spoon before you apply it? How often do you apply it or do you apply it all at once? Are there any side affects?

I've been interested in Fertiltea as well haha. I'm obsessed with all things TTC. But is FertilAid along the same lines as Fertiltea? I tend not to like strong tea I'd much rather take a supplement.

Sorry for all the questions.
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